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of 2000. And, you know, there were some yeah,
well, anyway, later part of 2000.
Q. I believe you mentioned then that you
started or that you were talking about this issue
of retention at board meetings. Just as an aside,
how often in the 2000 and 2001 timeframe did Apple's
board of directors meet?
A. Four times.
Q. Four times?
A. Maybe five, four or five.
Q. And when you would discuss this retention
issue with the board, was that in the context of a
formal meeting or were these just conversations with
individual board members?
A. Both. Both, yeah. It wasnt just
retention; I was talking to them about a big grant
to the executive team.
Q. Fair enough. And I didn't mean to imply a
smaller meaning. In other words ~ so let me
backtrack a little bit though, then, to make sure I
In other words, the idea then was for an
option grant of a fairly - of a sufficiently large
size to make staying at Apple an appealing option
for members of the executive team. would that be
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